Madison Rayne leaves ROH, [Update] returning to Impact
Madison Rayne has received her release from Ring of Honor, according to PWInsider.
Rayne was reportedly unhappy with her creative direction and met with ROH to discuss the situation. The two sides decided to part ways, it was considered an amicable parting and Rayne is free to wrestle for any promotions going forward.
Rayne initially signed a one-year deal with ROH last September after having a successful run as a free agent in 2018.
Last year, the former Impact Knockouts Champion would work for WWE (Mae Young Classic), Impact Wrestling, ROH, and at “All In.”
Former Impact Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne has signed a deal to return to the company. Impact announced this afternoon that she has signed a multi-year contract.
It was just revealed on Thursday that Rayne had left Ring of Honor after requesting her release over issues she had with creative plans that were in the works.
In an update, PWInsider reports that Rayne pitched a number of ideas for herself to ROH officials, including a reunion of The Beautiful People with Angelina Love and Velvet Sky. Her ideas were shot down and that’s when she requested her release. ROH officials reportedly came back to Rayne with another idea that would see The Beautiful People reunite until they turned on Rayne. Rayne would then feud with the group, which would add at least one new member in Mandy Leon, possibly others. Rayne turned that idea down and asked for her release again. The release was amicably granted.
Rayne last appeared for Impact in the summer of 2018. She would then compete in WWE’s 2018 Mae Young Classic, losing in the first round to Mercedes Martinez. After 9 years of being away from ROH, she returned to the company in late 2017 and worked there some in early 2018. ROH announced on September 19, 2018 that Rayne had signed a one-year deal, which is the contract she was just released from.
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